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Irvin Rosenfeld, 89 AKA Jack Fields Restauranteur and Night Club Owner Irvin Rosenfeld, aka Jack Fields, 89, owner of the nationally renowned Longhorn Ranch in Delaware County, as well as the Blue Note Night Club in Philadelphia, died of liver cancer on Sunday July 15th, 2012, at his home in Boca Raton, FL. An acclaimed musician himself, the trumpet was his instrument, "Jackie Fields" opened the Blue Note Night Club in the early 1950's and his friends flocked to play there in his band. Greats included his good friend Charlie "The Bird" Parker, Billie Holiday, Cannonball Adderly and Buddy Rich, all of whom were regular performers at the Blue Note. However, most of us will remember him as the owner of the amazing Longhorn Ranch in Glenn Mills, PA. If you were born between 1960 and 1980, it is virtually impossible that you did not have your parents take you to the Longhorn Ranch for your birthday. It was the the first family oriented steakhouse of it's time and it featured a menus with nothing over $3.95...including filet mignon and lobster tail. Waitresses dressed up in cowgirl outfits with cap guns blazing made your experience more than memorable. Mr. Rosenfeld was also an avid and accomplished tennis player and a member of The idle Hour Tennis Club for most of his adult years. He continued to play tennis and play his music well into his late 80's. However, while all of these accolades were impressive, his greatest treasure was his wife of 61 years, Harriet Rosenfeld, who died from Alzheimer's disease in 2007. From the day she was diagnosed with this tragic, debilitating disease he was committed to personally taking care of her. Along with a private nurse, they did everything possible to make those final, difficult months comfortable for her. Those of us who knew and loved him knew this was true legacy and he felt this was the most important contribution of his lifetime. Survivors: Mr. Fields/ Rosenfeld is survived by his three children, Richard Rosenfeld; Robyn Ross; and Eric Rosenfeld.

Published in The Daily Times on July 29, 2012
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